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15b. Exultate iusti

1 Ye righteous in the Lord rejoyce,
it is a seemly sight:
That upright men with thankfull voice
should praise the Lord of might.
2 Praise ye the Lord with harp and song
in Psalmes and pleasant things:
With Lutem and instrument among,
that soundeth with ten strings.

3 Sing to the Lord a song most new,
with courage give him praise:
4 For why? his word is ever true,
his works and all his waies.
5 To judgement, equity and right,
he hath a great good will:
And with his gifts he doth delight
the earth throughout to fill.

6 For by the word of God alone
the heavens all were wroght:
Their hoasts and powers every one
his breath to passe hath brought.
7 The waters great gathered hath he
on heapes within the shore:
And hid them in the depth to be,
as in a house of store.

8 All men on earth both least and most,
feare God and keep his law.
Ye that inhabit in each coast
dread him and stand in awe.
9 What he commanded wrought it was
at once with present speed:
What he doth will is brought to passe
with full effect indeed.

10 The counsels of the nations rude
the Lord doth bring to naught:
He doth defeate the multitude
of their device and thought.
1 But his decrees continue still,
they never slack nor swage:
The motions of his mind and will
take place in every age.

The second Part:

12 And blest they to whom the Lord
as God and guide is known:
Whom he doth chuse of meere accord,
to take them as his own.
13 The Lord from heaven cast his sight,
on men mortall by birth:
14 Considering from his seat of might
the dwellers on the earth.

15 The Lord, I say, whose had hath wrought
man's heart, and doth it frame:
For he alone doth know the thought
and working of the same.
16 A King that trusteth in his hoast,
shall nought prevaile at length;
The man that of his might doth boast,
shall fail for all his strength.

17 The troops of horsemen eke shall fail,
their sturdy steeds shall swerve:
The strength of horse shall not prevaile,
the rider to preserve.
18 But lo the eyes of God intend
and watch to aid the just:
With such as feare him to offend,
and on his goodnesse trust:

19 That he of death and great distresse,
may set their soules from dread;
And if that dearth their land oppresse,
in hunger them to feed.
20 Wherefore our soul doth whole depend
on God our strength and stay,
He is our shield us to defend,
and drive all darts away.

21 Our soule in God hath joy and game,
rejoycing in his might:
For why? in his most holy Name
we hope and much delight.
22 Therefore let thy goodnesse O Lord,
still present with us be:
As we alwaies with one accord.
do only trust in thee.

Text Information
First Line: Ye righteous in the Lord rejoyce
Title: Exultate iusti
Author: J. H.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1640
Notes: Sing to Psalm 30
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